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    Follies

    Director Eric Schaeffer deserves credit for working hard to address the numerous problems with his Kennedy Center production of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's towering musical classic, but all is still not well.

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    Hair

    The touring company of the hit 2009 revival makes an electrifying summer stop on Broadway, with the largely new cast retaining the intensity and spontaneity of its predecessor.

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    Master Class

    A hit in Washington, D.C.'s 2010 Terrence McNally festival, this production arrives on Broadway in new and improved shape, with Tyne Daly delivering stage magic as opera diva Maria Callas.

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    Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

    This once-troubled musical now soars, its tangled plot threads having been unraveled and rewoven into a web of wonder, making for a fun family show.

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    The People in the Picture

    Book writer and lyricist Iris Rainer Dart tries too hard for our tears and laughter in this melodramatic musical about a former Yiddish theater star.

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    Baby It's You!

    Beth Leavel strives mightily to save this mishmash of a jukebox musical, but she can't perform miracles.

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    The Normal Heart

    Larry Kramer's towering American tragedy is getting a letter-perfect production from directors Joel Grey and George C. Wolfe. If you see only one play this year, make it "The Normal Heart."

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    The House of Blue Leaves

    Director David Cromer emphasizes the darkness in John Guare's 1971 sad-funny farce, while leading man Ben Stiller fails to convince as a schlubby would-be songwriter.

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    Born Yesterday

    The pugnacious Nina Arianda claims Billie Dawn triumphantly for her own in director Doug Hughes' loving and intelligent revival of Garson Kanin's classic comedy.

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    Jerusalem

    Jez Butterworth's play falls in the tradition of works lionizing the nonconforming outsider whose outrageous behavior masks a pure heart that by contrast proves the mendacity of the society around him.